Judgment in Lungu’s eligibility set for Friday

 Judgment in Lungu’s eligibility set for Friday

By Staff Writer
The Constitutional Court has set Friday as judgment day in a petition which is challenging President Edgar Lungu’s eligibility to contest the August 12 elections.

Constitutional Court president Hildah Chibomba sat with eight other judges in the Supreme Court Monday afternoon.

The Court reserved the judgment to Friday, June 11, 2021.

This was after President Lungu’s lawyers, the State and John Sangwa who is representing the petitioners argued the case.

The petitioners are Legal Resources Foundation (LRF), University of Zambia researcher and lecturer Dr Sishuwa Sishuwa and Chapter One Foundation.

The petitioners are seeking a declaration that President Lungu has twice held office as President and therefore; is not eligible to stand in the forthcoming coming Presidential Elections.

Lawyers – Bonaventure Mutale, Eric Silwamba and others are representing President Edgar Lungu.

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